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  • GC Animal director speaks at Utah conference

    Marsha Chaney, director of the Grant County Animal Shelter, was one of more than 90 speakers who took part in a five-day Best Friends National Conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah in July.
    The purpose of the conference was to share nationwide strategies to save all displaced or homeless animals.

  • Corinth commission decides on sewer surcharge fee

    October proved to be a much calmer City of Corinth Commission meeting.  
    For health reasons, Mayor Billy Hill was unable to attend so it was led by Commissioner Paige Allen.   Along with Allen, also present were commissioners Lila McDaniel, Donnie Dyer and city clerk Tara Wright. Commissioner Barbara New was unable to be at the meeting.  
    The venue was back to the Thomas Lane city office.  

  • Vehicles fished out of local lakes

    The Grant County Emergency Management and Grant County Water Rescue Team went fishing for vehicles submerged in local lakes three times in five days.

    The most urgent came at 9:22 p.m. Oct. 14 when a call came into the dispatch center about a Dodge Caravan that went into Williamstown Lake.


    Christian Ford, a fifth grader at Mason-Corinth Elementary School, is a rough-and-tumble 10-year-old, who has played football since he was in kindergarten, but now he faces a long battle against lymphoma.

    “He loves being outside,” said his older sister, Courtney Ford. “He’s definitely a boy—all boy. He was diagnosed at the end of September with stage four lymphoma. It’s Burkitt Lymphoma.”

  • Child Support Office ranked 7th in state

    The Grant County Child Support office is typically ranked in the mid-40s to high 50s out of 120 county offices in Kentucky, according to Julie Scott Jernigan, assistant Grant County attorney.
    However, as of Oct. 1, the local office is ranked seventh in the state, due mainly to a dramatic increase in collections made for the families and children served by the office.
    For the last two years, the Grant County Child Support office has met its state collections goals for the first time in the history of the office, said Jernigan..   

  • Faces of Hope


  • Explore the Mud Run


    The annual Explore the Mud Rin took place Oct. 8 at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds in Williamstown. Photos by Mark Verbeck

  • FFLAG concludes trail proposal public input phase

    The self-perception of its citizens is the number one obstacle in achieving a Grant County Gateway trail that will eventually stretch from Crittenden to the Corinth area.
    That was the conclusion of a study given on Oct. 6 at Williamstown High School in the final Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FFLAG) meeting to garner public support and input about the interest, feasibility and design of a multi-use trail system, now termed a greenway.

  • Grant superintendent to retire Dec. 31

  • Family-friendly Halloween events coming soon